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Essex Portfolio (ESS)

Participants
Michael Schall President and CEO
John Burkart SVP & COO
Angela Kleiman EVP & CFO
Adam Berry SVP & CIO
Nick Joseph Citi
Sumit Malhotra Scotiabank
Nick Yulico Scotiabank
Jeff Spector Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rich Hightower Evercore ISI
John Kim BMO Capital Markets
Rich Hill Morgan Stanley
John Pawlowski Green Street Advisors
Austin Wurschmidt KeyBanc
Daniel Santos Piper Sandler
Neil Malkin Capital One Security
Alex Calmes Zelman and Associates
Amanda Sweitzer Robert W. Baird
Haendel St. Juste Mizuho
Call transcript
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Essex Property Trust Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call.

As a reminder, today's conference call is being recorded. Statements made on this call regarding expected operating results and other future events are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Forward-looking statements are made based on current expectations, assumptions and beliefs as well as information available to the Company at this time. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. risks SEC. found these filings the about the with information can in be Company's Further now pleasure is It my host, Mr. to introduce your Schall, Executive Michael Chief Essex and Trust. Property Officer for President you. Thank Mr. you Schall, begin. may

Michael Schall

Adam call Q&A. Kleiman today. you to our with will call, by follow wishes best John joining impacted and Thank all those On Once me offer of for Berry to COVID-XX. we for would again, Burkart is like here the today's and comments Angela

by impacted the pandemic, results continued negatively Our government be local extraordinary state COVID-XX and to including responses.

occupancy reflect moment. Our for X.X% extent the unprecedented results Despite a goal a we reported John and in which property successful possible, maintaining X% same in QX a will rental and these FFO rates mostly discuss challenges, challenges, in of our were core to resulting Burkart variety revenues. decline in lower of

be priority Regulatory complexity our residents throughout a of deploying and technology continues first employees preference new teams. our markets, our administration touchless Our given consumer and to pervasive property safety level across while have strong been for portfolio, the our creating of for a hurdles interaction.

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improvements. news Fortunately, residents. tiers. offices which represent allowing and markets Essex San positive have least businesses recent our for weeks recent restrictive have yellow changes reopen, local and markets changes several tier for of indoor other been into Francisco among the less Similar mostly welcome occurred moving in to restrictive recently across reached dining

seasonal and closely business demand the We trends have noted that follows local previously housing supply patterns. and apartment

the from by then job and patterns markets cases. in by September, again solid moderated a job massive gains the shelter-in-place surge followed job In shelter-in-place XX.X%, in job COVID-XX upon Essex losses normal loss. were these orders from orders. June. a were job X.X% April seasonal positive national and year-over-year, Job losses pandemic, summer extended year-over-year, the April, a still pandemic still of growth average By May Given trend were related disrupted as X.X% lagging this down losses were but resulting

sectors For from compares of financial reservations dining direction economic suggesting as of down from good since lost a near steadily decimated leisure rise. significant and to the quarter, core see has industries This X.X it trough XX% just and XX%. while shut million California, to recovery trending creator The as XX local wealth COVID shutdown. and industry third employment two suffered and cities was recovery shoot live jobs California down months. the hardest compared with in San industry activities reversing were days the concentrated travel, over In permits million restaurant recovery industry job very fell the year, cities began Dallas mandates. U.S. Atlanta, in losses as perspective have other open the hotels, to cities cities. the of Francisco the This week, like down transportation employment We in XX% TV Similarly, and Southern crisis, XX% remained are last by loss continue various to XX%. XX.X they in to XX% and and film the job year-over-year. strong attribute is in now that the they June, recover shelter-in-place restrictive increased number number one reopen. table entertainment, path Tourism, months. peak XX% both year the ago, Denver, and impact a declined example. Miami, data Angeles slower but and in hit urban losses nation The declines. of and ahead Washington to greatest to Los the the the a the hospitality in were greater and should are restrictions. to the provides the job in right Using Seattle among by large only will And production is In We

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John Burkart

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the rent market on the strategy of appropriate roll. of using Our concessions the upfront reduces when dislocation impact

in points noted page as quarter. the become our QX continue year's favorably for us from to scheduled a on down XXXX for bottom only year-over-year XX rents the of As and is of comps our supplemental, This X positions growth the our tailwind. abate revenue table prior basis concessions

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in is in decline sequential rental revenue change the to While of the the the post-COVID, due stability decline consistent we're growth improvement market the seeing the with in market. signs the revenue to year-over-year continues that

quarter. Valley year's the comp Although are revenue were remind very want turnover, quarter last from combination Silicon QX. everyone basis guidance, a specifically this fourth Turnover QX increased certain with the Communities it of currently greater is of communities demographic the year-over-year that likely a we're from the occupancy points that giving from of rises, XX.X decline and increased of our I below in lease and year attributes last on XX will and markets the with transactions not in key that to with consultants. contracts contributors growth tough average prior college quarter fact high year, students

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continue While down on residents prior we our see with to issues. many we paying work balances, also residents solving to continue delinquency

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continue east period for the the be sub the Seattle in south points declined X.X% X.X% declines saw flat. basis XX Seattle same year-over-year by our were revenues markets Revenues Seattle followed north revenues greatest in period. in market decline. where and CBD the to the growth increases X.X% and occupancy in respectively a X.X%, QX of side Turning declined in year-over-year. XX job with to The QX down year-over-year while was markets, for

increased However, alone, while prices a in a It's X.X. basis up home activity three-month XX XX.X% year-over-year of Washington the average home during from were unemployment prices worth Seattle average home August. noting basis. On U.S. August August, up August quarter. remained In that trailing the were points XX% on year-over-year third in purchasing

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grow however physical Diego, job continued the sub the X.X% for by QX. Finally period. San by year-over-year X.X% same period. Oceanside X.X% growth same The occupancy XX.X%. is to in our in market our declined store revenues San Diego declined revenues Currently in

And I are Our quarter with X.X%. fourth at And availability sent Thank will CFO, out now no renewals XX-days over Angela out the our Kleiman. is you. call being increase. turn to our

Angela Kleiman

an and Thank markets you, John. funding a update start on with on I'll results, followed third by activities. quarter comments capital few our

earnings and property our core revenue primarily early in FFO results. driven and impact a property X.X% decline growth this approach basis a this on, cash quarter of basis Because on same concessions The was per with both conditions. in was noted points. and concessions same by of cash picture provides we true of property delinquencies. As report share. declines a revenues same release, market We in concessions XXX our current is The challenging believe

with So, same that of performance ways. in and Keep X.X% excluding accordance gap have concessions decline on instead future X.X%. our would with will the property Conversely, in concessions straight this, calculating FFO. when line consolidated impact our financials, revenue two total been in mind our abate, core approach in

favorable. dollar First, year-over-year will comparison unstained growth our revenue be

the during quarter. opposite see total the be there lease. second over delinquency, FFO a will to continue on headwind are as relative Onto straight because effect third quarter to we we our the delinquencies growth line encouraged will the occur concessions life Second, declined of to the

to to path with uncertainties, may maintain a reserved of is other delinquencies as the conservative California hand, same related we XX% respectively. us was of law the and approach core COVID-XX current the Please our This from allows collection two release and clear prove and press our given environment against negative of for bottom related quarter. On third quarter temporarily last and property same Page as our FFO provided see The X.X% revenue AB-XXXX. our supplemental in X%, additional impact the and reserve details. in S-XX delinquency delinquencies of growth

markets. and two to to $XXX and X.XX% of on of the maturities our million bond, Turning $XXX low, XXXX next the risk capital result any million that's plus only have rated up a we time. of XX-week was yield schedule very maturity tranches, Triple net In million XXXX. interest consisting The at The lowest of par. issued was all we term repaid XXXX XXX and pay X.XX% B is XX-year effective at Since a the remaining dropped opportunistically a respectively. issuer bond August, in plans down record that repay million rates an mature to in XX-year at then, a an level on close for when to XX-year to a loan maturity bonds, have $XXX two low yield years,

than delays As development our our $XX the structural million our the by is commitments in for for next redemption stock the caused plan we buyback, finance are are year funding because as planned. Because over two Incidentally, years. we less next had investments investments expected. NOI has and funded not the in along pandemic we development offs as the will lease our in than be deliveries, originally far lower development for

per buyback have million we shares average stock about of $XXX at an the around share. year-to-date price On a repurchased

with repurchased is share. sales, We the comparable million have match of our stock property NAV which $XXX of pre-COVID per to consensus close to funded $XXX

hospitalizations arbitraging EBITDA. buyback net paused we and and line were we share opportunistic, turn the and the question. funding of allocation. liquidity, reduced a capital ratio EBITDA to we we debt-to-EBITDA opportunistic have approach private also flexibility our selling now to in while the our severe mindful caseloads COVID-XX of strategy. maintaining assets compelling our Accordingly, remains continue of public I orders near-term sheet disciplined the stock strong. discount XX reduces been be balance Even in have impact debt, have will minimal and when In basis to approximately NAV, operator to on the of transacted call between our issued. $X.X context summary credit, be our the leveraged nothing summer adjusted and drawn And the Thank neutral shelter to have impact and you, place back and continue we for While the repurchases needs, total on our in with in billion our on though

Operator

the Please [Operator first comes Joseph of Nick question. Citi. proceed line Instructions] Our with question with from your

Nick Joseph

said I'm appreciate statistics October, update the for on they're Thank SXX October I you done you quarter? both taken and wondering you I'm basis all a the at renewal looking account abating. concessions the then the and do gross page and the into operating supplemental If of give on when concessions. third can know of not numbers call. know blended account the concessions operating operating taken for But into I were if

Michael Schall

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we sure want out and transparency, I a context, not with the the to challenge you know, then it's always whenever context. all information having make giving So more have

board the markets and and stabilization a So the how little well said, bit showing rents year-over-year. across it or shows there's headache are improving. of they're October signs that But a doing improved our have when of actually

off at less less of and moved we we not to to second of as had the And couple QX, what's it's as our XX%. move And reverses the into the for October month. sure roughly a go, actually is now we case, that is XX% started It's happening So want But thinking, XX%. far get as then worse. into across a we things of read into we weeks, reducing people than a than you'll at we were make don't half we're the oh, of number the little as message And are first comp. we a get I get and concessions October as transactions now - getting October, further, over concessions. see want year-over-year right have I we of just the which this concessions in then bit. October,

maintaining So occupancy availability. improving we're doing occupancy maintaining or that low while and while

are the all marketplace. of we're the leasing going definitely at the - not we're When we're the right within new there's incentives that Again, very in was we new market, have well those pieces direction market, more Essex. leases, and don't but So, what renewals we in part on leases look running between break there the X.X% typically is in accurate. at we performing

less there's the - than it's On of answer renewals, less a week. in usually already your Obviously, question, already an Nick? incentive, Does this property. that people is the

Nick Joseph

color get below That year-over-year sounds is And on the very second on where you the some Angela, program. of maybe to wondering, and the share then you helpful, would stock commentary purchasing appreciate the and reasons that for it obviously, I'm repurchase the especially the trend. are restart I you and the question. What just discussed.

for get regardless? would Or paused the it should near-term to expect what we it be you price? Is So more there? aggressive

Angela Kleiman

not going you look we're Nick, I if capital that really manage how Yes, deviate plan. at too we from to think, our allocations, much

And so, key we have make to same really also our debt-to-EBITDA time that the sure commentary at is I the ratio. preserve

And stock reinvest right. the trading, have piece be of are course, there to what the certainly example, price is and EBITDA what are bit we equity proceeds? important we all And if sale piece. is the the for where will more so, the above an the time, opportunities preferred it'll other our the selling? of And what then reduction? of impact little - So same on At what's be a that

things so, And of guess, I all that it's factored in. these

Nick Joseph

Thank you.

Operator

your from next Nick the with of line Our Scotiabank. comes proceed question question. Yulico with Please

Sumit Malhotra

Nick. Sumit this with I here is

recently X.X% a scheduled there conference in Just know about of spoke a delinquencies, on And September you I cash delinquencies. earlier are question rents. positive at

provide will delinquencies delinquency could of how mid-XXXX? this any expense with And your into creeping you like on side trending do some utilities side? on are head update likely much an us Also, your peers? So collections you into X.X of how have the

John Burkart

Yeah, okay.

versus from can there are obviously you improving. And trends delinquencies occur. overall, QX some definitely QX, that see are there So, that underlying

delinquencies And residents. happening more collecting along, our what's I've we're a is, good bit majority of with And very which working great, so behavior. prior a little the we are Again, thing. is are good showing all said all great, great in

not delinquency, So more really kind of the current the getting little the on aid, is in delinquency ties improving. Again, are with but pitcher bit that month's a of material overall. is federal uptick. we the a It slight reduction it's

my so move we have we the opening forward, continue And as expectation economy to up.

still comps, negative getting we and Although, have better. they're better job year-over-year

if seasonal actually we so And level, on growth. actually a would comps, seasonal show they had job local

things expectation my to will as here and is are forward. delinquency actually improving So continue out that improve move we

unable As of it. paying it really If rental other pay are people relates running really there's the any to delinquencies all the path to line similar rent not item, who utilities a they're or to paying delinquencies. are yeah not but,

percentage of the So thing. paying percentage, type they're but is a or

path, very So it's that parallel sense. if a makes

Nick Yulico

Nick guys, Hey, Yeah. here.

implied the picture in California and Mike, and potential that in to control are workers selling other about what bigger some a price it other staying can portfolio than states the as the of like tax. about fact rent rate your there, isn't for point of - working you story thing addressing tech investors missing get question cases out sort such now stock being talked what increase you right bigger worries a sounds right remotely, are state maybe Washington, guess, right transaction your all is about lower where rates there said cap I much what wondering I'm And now? biggest low, income is Just in now. are cap question like With is, moving the Essex people the they some that

asset about do well? think sales you how as mean this I So in environment

Michael Schall

And real those private point guess between start would I you the markets Nick, I and public estate is to monetize are real And markets made Yeah, which estate great trying the disconnect and with the the questions. difference. latter direction. Angela for a paused quarter We think it's benefit an And machine operating in in as COVID stated, obvious just bit forward that the we that's when were interesting. increasing. cases

a well. at reverse property buying And we positive and pretty debt well direction in incurring works and as stock differential that issuing think that are arbitrage. or We

is guess, rent I'd So we've I'd mention rent And given down add really are down say home on is of fundamentally current X.X%, that had, them the wrong will tourism, if obvious motion look add job - a the way the dislocation. value, that portion would that still will XX%and the of by reductions And restaurants, LA also Like think are as of at issue. most largely Oakland picture business to industries. focused expected. that I add loss know XX% the in share loss the directly share, an big say there's everyone FFO job that amount come the to But back. with San Francisco to driven But that look example, the and per hotels, or rental to work jobs I the at I we we've you be Southern of for September things revenue I just them. incurred growth. California. we've Those attributable tech seen from company just nothing down NAV this is growth, when a

in are a pretty have company. the ways just employment, to well already tough as add that is unwind I incredibly And outlined to started think positioned. to spot this balance still, getting value But with in itself unwind recover. we that some I say to we do that slowly respect sheet Mr. to need better the so, it's and or would numbers And Burkart itself will

there. see And we so opportunity

your that's how question. So it I guess answers

Nick Yulico

All Mike. right. Thanks,

Michael Schall

Thank you.

Operator

proceed line the with your Our next question question. Jeff from of America. Bank with comes of Spector Please

Jeff Spector

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you're why about bit home that's to work the little comfortable you can that a not so that So talk going from Essex? just, and impact maybe more just

Michael Schall

everything guess it to great that Thanks prevail. of Yeah, connects for I et presence, physical in are cetera, to the Jeff. to likely hotels, require the the jobs is cetera. hybrid motion make present, I the a restaurants, from that hey many a cities et again, picture thesis industry that that will hard where virtually call. people without joining model the being our customer, would bars, film with And a it's pretty point, is question,

process issue easy enough vibrant don't what of And, And I obviously looking And in debate is, productivity type it's the be serious it's focus compensation part the you're culture There's interesting. effort of in about on, time, out. say, of example, we've there this, continue Zillow to a where focused that is have things, home, lot that how work so, to Netflix does making pretty as actually come say pretty decision, found difficult he we business you do said, the a different says, are senior off guess, what there at and pay The number would time the to and others let's and from actually I part easy work And of on along home. and culture tech from much much see work your the he in the of a a point CEO, to together. decision to remote any other? think issues to are largely it's big and take I out it's community, I for that of issues, And we means problems see less pretty doesn't working there. on with executives And required is better at resolve from found jobs each the significant when that working the mention, positives hard environment, employees, potential think, that work home we're too physically the this how collaboration implementing another have when out. people the perspectives are from job. a that some by not thinking going CEO, see it. probably said, - let's for home do from the CEO But,

be to to some So, collaboration again, will hybrid main thinking vibrancy try and tethering the we together. are those going going point be in probably The is time to have hybrid an the keep culture path office some required model model that the the at forward. to and

so, And position. we been still see ourselves well has pretty

live as within bad don't we'll may somewhere, live certainly see let's thing. city, nearby, driving that not we And distance. say, a someone So, but in potentially a

have fact, properties suburbia. actually in out of our properties in We are most

of housing, we're And going point key so, a other of out we're not there. to that. a positioned be producing way, by there's lot the think for lot we the housing produced is, here And well and not

to earlier, So starting And that areas see suburbia previously already, higher in out. increase we're the as in now dynamic plays and rents reducing that John the said as have they're rents. had already, cities

is decisions different compensating decision be it might have of the renter all from the as always a these months they're issues, market ago, the so, that And does very six can making for and today. made

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Jeff Spector

hybrid, quantify guess, you you're believe from Is you, mentioned, it's way My advertising, up an No, are postings. Thank you're work or a be companies X job you for you increase track would postings? those follow there not the to able, of that that possible? Are tracking, out to Mike. if they're anywhere. not? able in I I seeing XX

Michael Schall

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Jeff Spector

Thank you. Great.

Michael Schall

you. Thank

Operator

comes Hightower question proceed the with Rich your next ISI. Please line with Evercore from question. of Our

Rich Hightower

good up Covered morning lot follow a a prior guys. hey, ground, but Yeah, of thread. Mike, a I out on just guess there maybe

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Michael Schall

etcetera use I that And know work appreciate it. on say, you got Hey, ISI on Evercore it's the the this tracking, all been Rich. Yes, fantastic. has COVID issue we greatly done to what I

So, thanks that. for

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Rich Hightower

give And to or sense. compared of John out year think X.X% then, around or at for this for - of us how sort availability this mentioned some context quick lines? that year-over-year XX-days Yeah, just those clarification, that normal just that along does particular is I makes how time moment, that,

John Burkart

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prepared I year, in mentioned of were my market strong. was QX remarks, the we at very, XX.X, very in last as again, Now,

that's starting we example live. mention, beginnings we how markets. happen. in see in places to I'll and Oakland, Orange, still the I are markets, some we Costa, our have so mentioned good many well, they either of or the Ventura, Diego, this is in headwinds. signs San markets signs And say, Or for Francisco this think And strength But other if San we and before, desirable portfolio context, in see like backfill, of some Contra doing in of stabilization to whole very

really And right it's so price point, to make the the when so consumers when gets value changes. proposition, a

point, literally the but move came vary, pre-COVID, way you from that. X%, fairly or I saying, to now area, what moving that said That's San average proposition me. my COVID, ins to and this starting move Mike commute. commuters, numbers there, the works through people move and jumped. that to like deal. And And you real the and in on actually that at into Oakland they're the And far deal that And just average see way for jumped a into to starting is that October, the a that off super the the are as and Francisco. commuting San looking thing lower so value was And number they're is opening post I tethered, what's XX%, look have places, close the to to is happened. is all now now, all price see through. okay, we're through say and from we're outlying we're X% say would great going January Francisco, Employers September, areas, employers. the Oakland, into a It Antioch about and they're avoid This say this up,

again, most look markets, signs get the others our I in I stability challenged the when get the strength in Francisco I in get I San positive places and certain downtown like So, across the markets. very and Oakland.

Rich Hightower

got Okay, you. Thank it.

Operator

proceed Please line question from Markets. Kim the your with of with John BMO next Our comes question. Capital

John Kim

Good morning.

You could provided response some rates some provide if questions. helpful blended commentary you wondering on additional rate to October? the as was in effective Joe's the and the growth I But incentive third granularity Mike, quarter in as far

John Burkart

to at month I look Well, going Right. effective guess I'm that one is X%.

rates, of both this last And be months abating. rent because GE mentality a misleading. net into X% to to honest. a to huge gosh, it our it's number. this think have going effective. saying, have at I And we mean, And down get several so weeks, misleading, that, the rents little I if in at bond quarters, up not bit if spell back reason and there of little get moved think tend this huge I be why that we amount are the one is or be bit off be we can my way a to it of I would amount three would doing and to that did I'm oh calculation today about gone look almost adds lease I go would concessions But three those

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John Kim

rent? or the XX-month Should XX the adding to free rent In lease, period is words, only? be inclusive we the it other XX-month is or XX-month lease the free of

John Burkart

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look But at So I to in that's there. what's get I just simplistic now. again, the right happening that's the think the mean, best marketplace way way to don't

John Kim

between is second the could your or have Okay, breakdown, on my is if typical I there categorize portfolio? your what percentage wondering is I question portfolio and of suburban a if more suburban you the suburban garden style transit difference suburban is two? portfolio. do was oriented the And versus, guess, your performance populated you in densely

John Burkart

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Michael Schall

our shows internet, Page what chart the is describes on that a on there September exactly Scores presentation. that's rents In of Mike. is This that John. John actually Walk - there's hey, presentation the XX you, a is in change which And asking by

a hopefully you have that'll give And questions, us So any help. call. up if follow

John Kim

thank you. Very helpful,

John Burkart

Thank you.

Operator

of proceed question with comes Hill question. from Our your Please Rich line Morgan next the with Stanley.

Rich Hill

Hey, have Because I this taking guys. question take we I on a my call. think different call. for a questioning little you. the Thanks some of for Hey bit have maybe John, on

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think come some And as you were so, making demand I comments important rents really down. about

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So a if real think I positive. there, that's we're

John Burkart

cook our and stability of occupancy actually do for have we is, in a portions third large future. But, out can rents, me of that don't course to that you this I'm the portfolio of we obviously, I wish in is signs positive. What and portfolio. ask Yeah, know strength XXXX trying point the of of could June moving increasing

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it quarter, did better feel let's it put So, way. much overall, than last I that

Michael Schall

Hey Rich, is Mike. this

Rich Hill

Yeah, Mike. ahead go

Michael Schall

better It's that it's the our things of that this feel not understanding. that. completely or rapidly, uncertainty year. add just talked john normally guidance change year we and giving so the the purview time of COVID in me is, about can are opening we for for because additional to - largely script. of about don't said, year, good of or that unknowns one And world this for just, the it's and we let outside as the Yeah, worse the pretty And next item

focused SX normal if piece. they're can to many regret rate thing we're rental just and hold points, for Oakland And on hold to in on on monthly with, average, and jobs our Page SXX down it's just crisis, I giving than the next loss, XX unknowns. again rate of down And we One XX% Page but do year. X.X% to is amazing rate. basis XX% we and that an not our important can't occupancy, we're on So, worse much we we job too and financial trying average guidance down is we're Francisco, that supplement, that think so San hold trying trying while in still have the with or

trying do. we So And that's both. we're what remain to

Rich Hill

the Yeah, that's get just valuations now, you see really market like, were are guys. back given to would right in XQ to I to you, reiterate don't 'XX. think And where where you I needs helpful,

knife feels that emerging, stability a to not I maybe And why there's think and less bad. if saying, anymore, I was some see catching we're like think like needs the it that's market way encouraging. of just falling a October sounds positive. long a That's

So, the work Good look forward to future updates, guys. quarter. on

John Burkart

you. it. Thank Appreciate

Operator

Our next with question Advisors. comes proceed your Pawlowski Please from line of Green question. Street with John

John Pawlowski

Thanks.

one on your of here, your quick kind coming for do larger question the some competitors you of the in rent of portfolio, a occupancy resets, just slide little So outside side your John, as private sub catch as markets play next up expect me several in ripple through occupancy quarters? and to

John Burkart

slide. don't, I it wouldn't say I expect that I to

I think the team is doing a phenomenal job.

data all We hub, are have proprietary together. and very we data aggressive getting the data, we pull

with way it meetings. team And just is pricing meetings, and the leadership have it. amazing all through We daily an strategy

market. the meeting we're so, And

So, get any we just that revenue and we earn know not years that does proud a just you the at anywhere. vacant vacant, unit it for that's doesn't laughed concept and

So we and XX-month to doing meet are market and the it, we in typically stay try leases understand meet it and occupied.

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John Pawlowski

Okay. One where follow-up there, the think are you have you've any markets winter? them in California back Northern taken concessions you'll to on and off into put

John Burkart

looking this in going basis and where where now another, right mean, on use mean, need happening. and I around. to I we're what I'm again, market or expect out meeting not and No. weakness - what's right. We're volatility. we them. But I out it's expecting regular have huge them a figure floats is, to figure it the obvious we But spot one

position extent, make that I we'll adjustments maintain like good more to up. it's so by to trying a But mean this yeah, throughout situation. And as then necessary things pricing is that a whack pop if what and mole,

Michael Schall

is John, This quick comment. Hey, Mike. one

and But business what the resume QX follow by is nothing happens budgets until fourth Generally, activity. affected in COVID. new in hiring to plans, companies in order wait regain said. to also QX, Just with when quick which hiring because quarter, great up have John just they generally, one

So with worlds. both of of up you worst the end sort

hiring, of with up end deliveries the course, less coming. and You supply keep

quarter, issues the has past. been is that pandemic given in is dynamic definitely this in the mind keep greater So than probably related it that

the before think New of a I great we into really have in. Year what going So, we really, need sense get going to be we're to direction

John Pawlowski

Got it. Thank you.

Operator

Our KeyBanc. next question. of the your proceed question with line Austin with from Please Wurschmidt comes

Austin Wurschmidt

thank everybody, Hey question. you the taking for

of are today just curious, effective to the catch you your extent rents? you where aggressive in-place others the more kind concessions over summer that market versus were guys rents up. peg First, playing given with Curious

John Burkart

like delays Our at? place in where last rents? we effective Well, mean do you are

Austin Wurschmidt

and you below to so coming to further, already looking if to extent yeah you, far market you soften So, do how your cut you to versus having you've the market the today, take into concessions, rents things in further put or at at some effective is cushion the ultimately? extent account are

John Burkart

of have lines those. really we've from backed been concessions, and most cuts the again, of our along Sure, away

down over our 'XX. As are in QX XXXX rents we about market QX noted, X.X%

seen there, adjustments whole concessions, incentives, So market, less. by is those consumer greater hanging obviously continued we've to market meet backed into over it the the and has we where time, the away. with as availability. a for made And And and being is they're to looking the maintain more backed the But more lines what pretty markets fall, leasing we San that occupancy varies pricing and we're concessions things over consumer at. other structure need general then intense. the to the for been But a were to this certainly down, is able got much away, the we've rule recent as in as our we've along continue low summer, with Francisco really

if dropped our now, already So, we've by we'll market right adjust, but necessary, say X.X%. rents

Austin Wurschmidt

number. yeah, a looking to Okay, type just I for guess I'm sort of loss generally lease

to loss full today, your You're and more lease?

John Burkart

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Austin Wurschmidt

to got it, lease, okay. Got it. Gain

John Burkart

It's like have to lease. we to been lastly, use I not have just saying mean that, gain

Austin Wurschmidt

Right.

of then normal your over things work and you from think comments kind you on time, Okay. get more enough. home And more back are Fair guys to in suburban.

out e-services cores, longer, had as concerns get Perhaps up that a there. moved so to the residents to do Is restrictions back lose to concessions as things lifted, closer you return there want back remain risk and back but urban to the begin are suburban virus, So the running. locations, elevated urban cores that move around more ultimately little and normalcy? to a offices take their into

Michael Schall

other doubling some of Mike. from minute October he Francisco California is And this was previous movement Oakland markets into a to Austin, Northern San when about of talking ago, alluded the John Yeah, and numbers. the this back

are they a suburban cities, rents So as areas, suburban you're of the more continues in. value differential to increased, their there to it's is the long the have see cities largely, expand movement. that in areas going moving a again, back which people differentials. more to discounted price the recently And areas. now as price the and much there actually between so is because suburban And that compared is relative definitely We've

for find this marketplace. units the rent So the markets normal we of think that the and operation just the in the sells is compensating

And markets so, very it of most people urban in reality much choice. the markets, is that versus consumer the relationship doing don't focus on the affects what rents are suburban

choosing in cities the people price And lower point. so to now at more are live a

Austin Wurschmidt

Okay. That makes sense.

for thoughts. thanks the Okay,

Operator

from Sandler. question line comes Please Daniel Piper question. Santos with with your next the Our proceed of

Daniel Santos

to if you my considered of comment, faces in ones operation And I questions Hey, or long-term? taking wondering two or more and could savings sheet Most for the all outside specifically issues California, quick you balance future near-term any my so of just investing you both on if that of the markets sorry, of cost face not covered comment California California could revenue then decline. been question. look or on this already, just if second, - was for the you sort further in you've morning, have thanks could wondering good answered continued for I me. just whether was given initiatives

Michael Schall

the are COVID. Yes, I this - costs say increased is have Mike. pressure on in would Actually,

we relatively imagine, larger. now small it's collection department, can much had a you As

price is imagine, selling more strategy and complicated can you now. As changing much and

technology are the XXX that deployment more noted some has one business as a allowed COVID. And has move things into business, overtime. prepared types in that my So technology technology, presentation, said of involves basis as we strongly I will margin complicated. operating of the said But technology us probably in - terms I'd that accepted - lead to of points improvement And happening. are again given actually it's remarks to to And XXX the say our September different various of that pretty our in consumer them there in bright prefers where technologies.

And what so And promise was sorry, there the for part of is question? definitely your cost. there reduced second I'm

Daniel Santos

could in or you specifically the looking comment markets whether outside of was California, wondering, if on I considered over-hang? you more just investing just not all

Michael Schall

really that advocating do can Yeah. because pretty a it. doing to for it spend If is housing do, going what lot find up, overall, then some rents good few come this cycle rents. is have find time what growing going businesses to think and we're very The you constraints activated, drives that it's that It rents, higher and in we're We very to markets. that that, to we combination policies to virtual hard of money going believe something which be allow rapidly, in to will we wages of California that forms of are supply and here. and push wages sense we're vibrant makes and

continue for the do we are similar to in quite We West any West planning just think activities a one as to adding in look company. that them the obviously, So, interested markets it, Coast. interested involved of at good other at we're strategic look in we're and are have But as the process growing our value Coast. we thing, that don't shareholders

And compelled so, look take if we would be hard see the at right it. to a we of set conditions,

Daniel Santos

Thank Got you. it.

Operator

your proceed of line Our question with Capital Security. comes Malkin One from with Neil Please the question. next

Neil Malkin

staying you the giving morning. Good time. me Thanks, guys. Appreciate Thanks on. for

Can was with side, time is that, I assets easy what that. on like? the And be are a do would I've of originated debt. you stabilized. that seen that. talk I agency market finance thought looks the First like one in equity continue first just about one kind you preferred you was active to couple, the stabilized to you that

your new or talk that maybe about of part just trends a you opportunities kind what you it, maybe If that's in seeing you're of overall, see business?

Adam Berry

Neil this Adam. is Sure,

assets. challenging we've active definitely market sponsors. for stabilized have more, But definitely some seen out been is So, seen, for in there we're there underwriting and ample debt very still the has more has

you the more are couple opportunities stabilized we and seeing the coming side. down. pipeline quarter, funded probably we more saw a more And that one just the this on So, and in

Neil Malkin

looks of from their want Okay, putting is for great. data. mouth maybe Seattle, for and where growing office Appreciate sublease available is question California. issues, again, gone Northern as looked but I X.X% Amazon Mike, money that. about And footage their you're some California, Northern people square then Google has talking the I at about guess, the coastal in talked X% just, subleasing like It in kind back, space. to I've go to like next

regional companies adjust of like going to Facebook remote each And look being workforce their location. said, on You at have who not and about follow XX% usually, around location, companies talked other's these compensation based Google moves. they're like then, Reddit during

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Michael Schall

I'm company, lease Well because I what there's Definitely, of an not that guess glad space you're there. I'm the say, saying. I office this is with plenty out moment would agree I

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vibrancy some benefits it. place will think and that forced upon there's being forward. because a we And model I that what adopt believe us. going hybrid change are to in a the we'll model of in definitely think hyper same the we this the I'm as from at company all And, take whist via just of focused culture on time, company to in maintain how fact, format. type is is. see you critically don't But here and exclusively us. the I that's well, important room as we that work So, as home of the there that are, everyone and lot Again, just think we

with from will be on I the there's be happen to But don't think in successful doubt and some need that going issues and it there So, again, road. what's exactly these home lot to know bumps for the be good work of to I no model, reason things. a resolved

remain as markets. in but we'll And, rent will we're shape. into not major we may good within well, long metros, think. do the suburban out the in And continue Francisco, pretty get it we growth I employees get I So, think those may in the to not San as that they

Neil Malkin

feedback. Thank you. the appreciate I

Operator

the proceed question. Calmes Please and from question with next with Zelman your line of Alexander Our Associates. comes

Alex Calmes

thank you taking my question. Hi, for

there's XX% about opening Just I off private my going in are a discount we from back and arms you wrap remarks, pre-COVID kind public think the about where last around significant think to If X% year. drop volumes the that But a to pricing. of there's today, in your values. said if

if hypothetical were would right discount now? imply that were rate, if running a a So, we at we normal deeper there

Adam Berry

Hey, Alexander, is Adam. this

talking So markets. to I earlier core on above be think, to Mike's X% the assets in seen suburban valuations script, urban pre-COVID the more levels. that about was comment he was discount or XX% at We've actually

said, Cap XA sold that sold pricing. or that being definitely at as above what at say on in And above at low-Xs. example, the an this pre-COVID there pricing, off of pre-COVID cap been in But met, and is. market pre-COVID that being value. that potential right. and we has potential historically talking Glendale there about just week, concessions the that X%, rents out or the You're is buyers constantly our kind the are we're market was enough on you're of And to pre-COVID a it deal volume dispositions. just on in I'd That about

the of flows still what we're discount yeah, that still XX% think X% despite to of we core pretty lack and the through confident volume. on markets, So mentioned spread kind that Mike that

Alex Calmes

of those a even on it. assets? it premium scarcity Got sort Would you call

Adam Berry

potential. that definitely is There Yes.

Alex Calmes

Got be? administration. be do would would gauge in what you in factor how the plans you we're thinks seeing that. tax of the - big he And you. win, to If it. a Are he just about I just exchanges transaction some just eliminating of Thank that want to percentage know in market? were Biden XX:XX California and that

Michael Schall

income is is have or Mike. to tell. not have year of good in given of terms plenty which issue. lower a This REIT sell and properties It's revenue, dividend some we taxable mean, room a hard thing, to not this I

already So, some Prop it's from properties of selling XX, they're year. our vary a but it year to in will given headwind they're the California already And - as well. already

So, the hypothetical question we to of that circumstances what it more hard going That's depends see it's a tell. on and forward.

answer. So one it's to a difficult

Alex Calmes

thank for color. the Okay, you

Operator

Baird. the Our Please Amanda next of question your question. Sweitzer comes from with line proceed Robert with W.

Amanda Sweitzer

thanks. Great,

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John Burkart

Yeah.

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declines any seen there. haven't we So

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the was was Of demand increasing that's rents backdrop because up, the course, there the growing, in Seattle because economy went of was jobs.

fact rising that overall economic picture. rent going a really it And was then. to out, moves person that, so, It the the impact

Amanda Sweitzer

Thanks. Make sense.

John Burkart

Sure.

Operator

from next Haendel of line question the St. Our comes

Juste with Please proceed with Mizuho. question. your

Haendel St. Juste

there. out Yes, good morning

John Burkart

Hey Haendel.

Haendel St. Juste

Good morning.

curious quarters in if what what this I'm second drove revenue that as should $XX this, increase guess discuss million but me for and term you level, question be And plan to sorry did builds And if non-residential I I missed well. from behind million? it? up that $X First we forecasting guys I'm near on was

Angela Kleiman

levels… a it's Hey I Haendel, Angela. increase. see $XX on million Sure, I property have the

Haendel St. Juste

from quarter, not it's $X this million. sequentially to million $XX $XX It's million,

Angela Kleiman

at a know SX look million to XX, growth $X.X in I'll back when you have what million. you third to quarter, As quarter to quarter, get to because our $X to from to I quarter second from

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John Burkart

Where are you looking?

Angela Kleiman

Yeah, where looking? you are

Haendel St. Juste

looking versus second I'm one SX, the million line $XX.X - Looking $XX.X in the second, items other non-residential quarter quarter at on third Page sorry of million.

Angela Kleiman

Okay.

Haendel St. Juste

And was curious bottom you certainly up a readily just up to was but had if Looking going follow available, take more can then… that line, something digging? if it's bit I

Angela Kleiman

line is And straight it's No, - rent. that

think at rent. line where that's you're I looking

Haendel St. Juste

Non-residential other other up guess like Mike, - income look doesn't following I so, really Right, up. do follow on event. million. any $XX.XXX maybe the We'll

Angela Kleiman

rental on on straight it's and commercial. - Yeah, commercial

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Haendel St. Juste

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Michael Schall

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Haendel St. Juste

fled be part as have search thanks final in portfolio? Yeah, emerging the more power pricing they the given Mike. or the renters nimble are guys And split in and that space, the that, for on just guess that tend you more I'm not people of here, to on - studio city, side any certainly apartments? to question to the I or from for incremental you younger seeing demand one how Can what for curious Thanks. demand but curious

John Burkart

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Haendel St. Juste

that any we're there's proven second the the piece the all certainly any when if challenged move curious, also portfolio? incremental see idea but on of some start in Certainly, to more been looking that you at for curious it's group,

John Burkart

Fair little but whether better, everything units, best figure bit to whether to we discount enough. it we're be as out be or those market We're office, a doing way in doing they different can second the a also prices.

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Haendel St. Juste

guys. you, Thank enough. Fair

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